Beyond Identity-Textile Workshop

This project is a series of textile-making workshops, spread over five sessions, based on climate change and the plants that disappear from nature.

 Community members, women displaced by war, ESOL students and those studying fashion at MK College joined creative forces to create Islamic-inspired patterns on natural materials.  They are also equipped with hands-on tools to make natural colours to dye textiles and are learning about slow fashion, sustainability, and the fashion industry’s impact on climate change.

This age-old art form of using botanicals from the local landscape to create coloured textiles is incredibly important from two perspectives, firstly, as an intercultural connector, and secondly, as it hones a vital perspective on our relationship with the environment.